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Executive Directors Hersh Sandhoo and Samuel Scott are available for press inquiries on safety topics related to personal, home, vehicle, bullying, social media, online dating, teen, college, and travel safety. They make a very fun, educational and empowering interview. For more information on Elite Personal Safety Systems and the Women's Personal Safety Network or to request an interview please fill out our information request form.

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Company Story

Founded in 2006 by Executive Directors Samuel Scott and Hersh Sandhoo, Elite Personal Safety Systems is on a mission to end violence against women by teaching them how to avoid being a predator's next victim through innovative personal safety seminars, E-learning training, and DVD courses. The company focuses on assault prevention and has developed an innovative 60-90 minute personal safety program that is fun, educational, empowering and highly effective. The program focuses on educating participants on how to be aware of their surroundings, common sense safety tips, what a predator looks for in a target, how to avoid fitting the victim profile, and how to escape the most common attacks used by predators. The program has earned rave reviews from organizations, participants, law enforcement and security personnel.

The goal was to create a program that women could learn in one session, without needing years of martial arts training and that would be highly effective in most situations. While 90% of the program is geared around awareness and avoidance, Elite Personal Safety Systems takes the next step and also teaches proven self-defense techniques that are tailored for a stun and run approach to get the victim out of danger as quickly as possible.

The company has further adapted the program for teen and college age women who are the highest risk group based on the Department of Justice survey that showed; 1 in 4 women who enter college will be a victim of an assault by the time they graduate and that women between the ages of 16 and 24 are 4 times more likely to be a victim of rape than any other age group.

In order to expand the program's reach, Elite Personal Safety Systems created a certified instructor program that allows licensees to learn and teach the program, further extending the reach and spread of this vital knowledge. The company is on track to have over two hundred licensed instructors in the United States by the end of 2014.

In 2011, the company created the Women's Personal Safety Network as a free online resource for women's personal safety. It has quickly become the number one source of personal safety information on the Internet. website is full of articles, tips, resources, and videos on personal safety issues for women. The site also looks at attacks reported in the media and analyzes them for its readers so they can learn what to do if they were in a similar situation. The Women's Personal Safety Network has also established a strong social media presence and is now an integral part of the company's awareness and outreach programs.

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Founders Biography

Hersh Sandhoo and Samuel Scott are recognized internationally as leading experts on women’s personal safety with over 50 years of combined martial arts training. They have taught self-defense and defensive tactics to corporations, security firms, law enforcement, college organizations, government agencies and thousands of people worldwide.

Master Sandhoo is also the President and CEO of Webmation, an industry leading web development and marketing firm. Hersh has a degree in Communication from the University of Maryland and over 20 years of martial arts experience including Tae Kwon Do, Hap Ki Do, Gum Do, Street Combat, Kickboxing and Kung Fu. He is also an expert on web development, marketing and business operations.

Master Scott is also the President of Full Circle Martial Arts Academy, a former Correctional Officer on the P.G. County Dept. of Corrections Emergency Response Team (14 years experience), the 1996 Blackbelt Hall of Fame’s Instructor of the Year, the 1992 Gold Medal winner of the International Police Olympics, a Certified Instructor for the Maryland Police Training Commission, and author of Women’s Personal Safety 101. Master Scott has been training in the martial arts for over 30 years including Tactical Response Training, Filipino Martial Arts, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Edge Weapons and Handgun Defense, Tactical Boxing and Surung.

Both Hersh and Samuel are certified executive protection specialists.

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